gigglestheblood: (Music Twin Cinema)
( Mar. 29th, 2009 08:50 pm)
Snagged from [ profile] fletcherism, because I am a whore for memes involving music and lists.

This is supposed to be the 15 most influential albums of my life, but I couldn't narrow them down, so there's 30. 15 albums from my childhood/preteen years and 15 albums from my teenage years.

I'm going to try to be honest with this list. Musical warts and all. )
I just got back from the Andrew Bird concert, and holy shit it was amazing. Let's start with the venue and my spot. I've seen Wolfmother and Interpol at that venue, and the Wolfmother show was kind of 'meh', and I'm sure I would have liked it more if I was into the band more and if I could have actually seen the stage, but alas. The Interpol show was astounding because I just love that band so much, but I wasn't that close to the stage. This concert though, was perfect. I got there an hour early so I got my spot right in front of the stage so I had no tall people standing in front of me. I was really tired today so standing for about 4 hours was not pleasant, but at least I had a rail to lean against.

Opening band: OMG they were awesome. They were a Swedish band called the Loney Dears, they were so adorable and so freaking good. I have a tendency to be disappointed with opening bands, but I totally enjoyed everything about them. The lead singer was so cute and so was the keyboardist. I think Jasie said it best in regards to the keyboardist, "I want to put him in my pocket!!" The drummer looked kind of like a sad Dave Grohl, and he was quite hot. Especially since he kept on shooting this sexy grin to the lead singer and the bass player. Yum.

Andrew freaking Bird: That man. Oh, that man. He is so beautiful and amazing and just, GAH! I just loved that he played Plasticities, Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left, and Armchairs. Oh, Armchairs. That was so magnificent and gorgeous and just perfect. At one point in the concert the people around me were clapping along, and they messed up Andrew and he stopped and said, "Sorry, but you guys are going to fast. Now I'm flustered." SO adorable. Later on the drummer was having troubles starting a song and Andrew said it was too slow, so a guy right next to me said, "Do you want us to speed it up for you?" lolz.

After the concert my mom met the lead singer of the Loney Dears and he signed a CD for her and she told him about how much we love him. XD

And now, I must study for a quiz I have in the morning. I would rather just collapse and die at the moment, but I'll be sort of responsible and study.

Damnit all, I don't have an Andrew Bird icon. I will have to fix this.

EDIT: It's actually Loney, Dear. Not Loney Dears. Woops. (Not that anyone will read this again, but I just wanted to make sure the correction was in there)
gigglestheblood: (Music Wilco)
( Jan. 8th, 2009 08:37 pm)
Answers for the music meme from a few days ago. :)

3. I'm undecided about you again / Mightn't be right that you're not here Oh Sailor by Fiona Apple
5. She had a slut slave and his name was Dave / She said ‘Be my photo bitch and I'll make you rich' Sukie in the Graveyard by Belle and Sebastian
12. The winter would hold no spring / Couldn't hear a robin sing / I just wouldn't have a clue If Not For You by George Harrison
14. They won't follow me. Shadows, they fear the sun. / We'll make it if we run! Black Wave/Bad Vibrations by Arcade Fire
15. Hold her, and tell her everything's gonna be fine / Surely, you've been going too early Sing by Travis
16. I'm subtle like a lion's cage / Such a cautious display / Remember, take hold of your time here / Give some meanings to the means Not Even Jail by Interpol
18. You love bands when they're playing hard / You want more and you want it fast Rebel, Rebel by David Bowie
23. When it's late, and it's hot / And a date with the Late Show's all that you've got Someone To Love by Fountains of Wayne
24. Don't get strung out by the way I look / Don't judge a book by its cover Sweet Transvestite from Rocky Horror Picture Show
25. Move on, move on. / It’s like the clock is pacing / the break of dawn, and our hearts are racing New Resolution by Azure Ray
28. You woke up early and you woke up torn / You're the temporary border / The heatwave humming in the house of cards Unguided by the New Pornographers
29. All of your friends are all letting you blow, / Bristling and ugly, bursting with fruits falling out from the holes Oh Comely by Neutral Milk Hotel
Snagged from [ profile] love_ology

Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post a line from the first however many songs you want that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Bold out the songs & list their name when someone guesses correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating, gang.

Read more... )
[Error: unknown template qotd]1. Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
2. In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Funeral - Arcade Fire
4. The Man Who - Travis
5. Fox Confessor Brings The Flood - Neko Case
6. A Ghost Is Born - Wilco
7. Graceland - Paul Simon
8. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
9. Boxer - The National
10. Picaresque - The Decemberists

And like all of my all-time lists, this will be subject to change depending on my mood. Except for the top 3. Those will most likely stay where they are.

gigglestheblood: (Beatles John and Paul music)
( Oct. 30th, 2008 03:25 pm)


I thought about being all, "Wah wah wah, sullying The Beatles' music, wah wah wah." But you know what? After Across the Universe, American Idol, and that Jonas Brothers verison of "Hello Goodbye" that made me feel like my ears were being raped, I think I deserve to play some Beatles songs on a Rock Band-like game. YES!
gigglestheblood: (Beatles John)
( Sep. 28th, 2008 10:45 pm)
Oh my gawwwwd you guys. That was such an astounding beautiful crazy amazing show. Gobbledigook and the encore were the best parts. During Gobbledigook the guys from Parachutes came out and drummed and at the very end of the song these giant confetti cannons went off! When the confetti cannons went off and they were still playing that wonderful song I just couldn't stop smiling for a very long time. It was so much fun and so fantastic.

I can't believe I got to see them live and I was so close to the stage. Oh, I'm not quite sure what song the encore was because I have a terrible memory when it comes to some Sigur Rós songs, but it was incredible. It was just an assault on my senses. The music was incredible and the lights were crazy. It was the most exhausting concert I've ever been to, and I didn't even dance that much. I am so exhausted just because of how incredible the music was. It drained me.

EDIT: It wasn't Gobbledigook, it was Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur that had the confetti cannons. Woops! I'm apparently far too tired to remember what song was my favorite of the night. :P
gigglestheblood: (Wigfield Shit thee not)
( Sep. 15th, 2008 07:17 pm)
Does Tokyo Police Club suck? Would I like them at all? Because I just chose to stay home and read John Locke, and be all responsible and shit, rather than go to their free concert, and I need to know it was a good choice. :\

ETA: Okay, I listened to them, they're not terrible, and they sound like their fun to dance to, but I suppose school is important and junk.
gigglestheblood: (Reno 911 gaycitement)


( Sep. 13th, 2008 01:32 am)
Wow, the new Sigur Rós album is so amazing. I hadn't heard it until after I bought my ticket for the concert, and now I am extra excited for that show. There are songs that I could actually dance to, and then there are songs like Festival which are just incredibly beautiful.

Damn, I thought I had a Sigur Rós album cover for an icon, but apparently I don't anymore. The gaycitement one will have to do.
- Choose a singer/band/group
- Answer using ONLY titles of songs by that singer/band/group
- Tag 7 more people. Or not.


1. Are you male or female? She's a Jar
2. Describe yourself. I'm Always In Love
3. What do people feel when they're around you? Hate It Here
4. How would you describe your previous relationship? Far, Far Away
5. Describe your current relationship. In a Future Age
6. Where would you want to be now? Hotel Arizona
7. How do you feel about love? Can't Stand It
8. What's your life like? Blank
9. What would you ask for if you had only one wish? My Flying Saucer
10. Say something wise. Side With The Seeds

You know what's great about living right next to a giant salt lake? When it's really windy, we get the fresh scent of sulfur. Delicious. D: Apparently there's a flash flood warning for the valley, so I'm guessing this storm is going to be a bunch of fun. But I suppose I should just shut up since it's not like we have to deal with a scary ass hurricane.
gigglestheblood: (Music Wilco)
( Aug. 30th, 2008 08:54 pm)
The Summer 08 Concerts Mega Picspam Extravaganza!

45 pictures under the cut (all around 600x450 pixels, and kind of crappy quality) )
I really love all the pictures I took of Neko Case, I finally figured out how to take pictures with my camera you guyz!!!
gigglestheblood: (Music Twin Cinema)
( Aug. 28th, 2008 10:22 pm)
I saw Crooked Fingers and Neko Case tonight and Neko Case was sooooo amazing. That woman's voice is just unreal. That's the last concert I'll be going to for the forseeable future, and it was a damn good one. It was at the same place I saw Andrew Bird, and I got on the TRAX and went down to the venue right after my last class around 2:00. I just hung out there and read until Mom came and we had a nice time together just hanging out. I'm really glad we didn't get into any fights. Crooked Fingers were good, I don't really like them that much, but the bass player was hot. And I did like a few of their songs, mostly just the upbeat ones.

I heard all of the Neko Case songs that I wanted to hear, so I am v. v. pleased about that. She played Hold On Hold On, That Teenage Feeling, Star Witness, John Saw That Number, Margaret vs. Pauline, Maybe Sparrow, and Dirty Knife, and they are my faaaavorite songs. She also played a few songs from her new album and they were very very good.

There was this weird guy who popped out of no where during the show, and he was crazy and didn't have a shirt on. He popped up behind me and Jasie, and Mom scared him off. XD She's good to have during concerts. The crazy guy was really the only bad thing about the concert, the rest was just fantastic.

I was right against the barrier for the show and I got some great pictures that I'll post when I make my Mega Summer Concert Picture (and some videos) Post Extravaganza!!!! sometime this weekend. :P

I'm done with school for the week! WOO!

Edit: Woah, I missed a great speech while I was at the concert. Thank god for CSPAN!
I hate them, and I hate everybody who listens to them and Miley Cirus/Hannah Montana. Everytime I hear their cover of Hello Goodbye, I want to punch someone in the face. Fucking poptards ruining good songs. SO MUCH HATE.
gigglestheblood: (Power Rangers Fuck Yeah!)
( Jul. 18th, 2008 09:46 pm)
I uploaded them on Facebook because I couldn't be arsed to upload them to Photobucket and post them here, so if you're interested in seeing pictures of my view of the stage and Andrew Bird (and a few of my friends), here's the link. :) I haven't uploaded my Josh Ritter pictures yet, but I'll get to them.
gigglestheblood: (Music Arcade Fire Concert)
( Jul. 17th, 2008 11:03 pm)
I saw Josh Ritter and Andrew Bird tonight with Flora, Staci, Kiry, Jasie, Jaime and my mom. IT WAS SO INCREDIBLE! I never listened to Josh Ritter, but he was really good and super adorable. He was always smiling!

It was a free concert at Gallivan Plaza, which is an open public area with a stage. So today around 2:30 Staci, Flora and I were wandering around downtown and went to the plaza early, and Andrew freaking Bird was practicing. There were about 20 other people there sitting on the grass watching him, and we got to see him play about 5 or 6 songs and it was so so so awesome. Since we got there so early we got really good spots too. We didn't stand up quick enough when people started coming, so we were a few people behind the barricade. I was standing a few feet away from the stage for most of the show, but it was still awesome.

Something really really cool happened too, I was standing there waiting for the show to start, and a girl right behind the barricade tapped my shoulder and asked if I had WILCO on my license plate. I said no, but my sister does. They recognized me from the Wilco concert in Colorado, so that was a pretty cool coincidence. We talked a bit through the show and towards the middle of Andrew's act she turned around and said, "Do you want to take my spot? I'm taller than you." So I got to be right in front! I saw Andrew Bird perform his beautiful beautiful music FROM THE FIRST ROW! I hope I see that girl again at another concert, she's really nice, and obviously has fantastic taste in music.

He played Nervous Tick Motion Of The Head To The Left! I wanted to hear Opposite Day and Sovay, but the fact that he played the other song totally makes up for not hearing those other two. It was such an amazing show, and I have a lot of pictures I'm going to post soon. :)

Right so I'm going to rest a bit before we go see The Dark Knight. OMG BATMAN!!!! :D
gigglestheblood: (Music Arcade Fire Concert)
( Jul. 3rd, 2008 01:15 pm)
Last night I went to see Tilly and the Wall and Kilby Court and it was so much fun! Kilby Court is the smallest venue I've ever been in, it's basically a two car garage. Concerts there can be so great if the band is good, and Tilly and the Wall (and the opening bands) were just amazing. One of the opening acts was a local band that I actually liked! I've never liked a local band! Tilly and The Wall are poppy and so easy to dance to. The percussion was just a girl tap dancing, and she was awesome.

I took a lot of pictures, but here's just a few that I liked.

three pretty big pictures under the cut )
gigglestheblood: (Music Arcade Fire Concert)
( Jul. 1st, 2008 01:34 am)
Sooo, it wasn't as terrible as I expected it to be. The first part was just god awful, the two opening acts were country singers and they were just so incredibly bad. Have I mentioned lately how much I hate new country music? No? Well I hate it so so much. The two opening acts were contestants for a country version of American Idol. Who knew that someone could make the concept of American Idol worse? I sure didn't, until tonight.

They sang covers for most of their sets, but there was a song that wasn't a cover about growing up listening to country music, which I could relate to a little bit. I did listen to a lot of country music when I was little before my sisters started listening to The Beatles. The song referenced songs ranging from classic country to 80s country, I think I remember lyrics mentioning Walk The Line and Strawberry Wine (get it? line and wine rhyme!). So, I don't understand how people can claim to love country music that was made before the 90s, and yet, other than the fact that they sing with a twang, sound nothing like old country music. It's like it wasn't even an influence on them. It's the same with pop music of course. It's like these people think to themselves, "I really love all of the classics of this genre, but what if we took the general idea of the genre's music, and made it incredibly bland and mediocre? Cha ching!"

Anyway, the main act though, that folk band, wasn't that bad. It was just happy, inoffensive folk music that I didn't really care about either way. I was kind of expecting some terrible christian rock, but there weren't that many religious lyrics. It was just happy and bouncy, but it was a bit too happy. I don't think I could listen to it regularly. They also did a great 80s pop medley, which was pretty amusing. Halfway through the set, I remembered that [ profile] agnespennyworth used to listen to the band. Yes, my indie lovin sister used to listen to Mormon Folk music. We all have our past music sins though. From the ages of 10 to 14 I listened to utter shite most of the time.

Anywho, I texted her and said, "You used to listen to this guy!" and she texted me back with just one word: "Whore."
gigglestheblood: (Doctor Who What?)
( May. 25th, 2008 01:45 am)
Questions asked by [ profile] tartan_wellies

1. Which is your doctor and why?
Nine, he's my first one and I love him so much. He introduced me to the show and he was amazing. I love Ten and Five as well, but Nine was my favorite and he never annoyed me like Ten does sometimes.

2. What is your favorite "Spaced" character?
Daisy, mostly because I relate to her so much. And she's so hilarious and awesome.

3. What is it like living in Utah?
Well, it depends on where I am. In my hometown I'm surrounded by the Mormon culture and I hate it so so much. In Salt Lake I'm usually around more liberal people and it's a better environment for me. I don't like how conservative the state is, I have a lot of issues with the Mormon culture because they're all conservative and incredibly annoying. I hate the legislation against gay marriage, and how sex ed is abstinence only and that teachers are not allowed to even bring up homosexuality in a sex ed class. I hate the fact that the state legislature is full of racist and homophobic asswipes, and I hate that the gender wage gap is the second worst in the country. In things not related to politics: I hate the winters because I'm not a snow person, but the rest of the year it's gorgeous. It is a pretty boring state, everything tends to close at 9:00 so there isn't much to do at night unless you're 21, and even if you're 21 you can't even buy liquor after 1:00. I have a pretty large list of complaints, but actually I don't mind living here that much. My hometown is pretty nice, Salt Lake can be a fun city, and I live really close to Park City, which is one of my favorite places. I'd rather live in California, but I'm okay with where I am now.

4. If you could make any show real life and live in it, which would you chose?
I thought about Doctor Who, but then I remembered how the Doctor ruins lives, and I figured I'd probably die in that universe. I think I would want to live in a Futurama world. I think that world would be fun and amazing.

5. What newer album would you recommend for me to listen to?
Hmm, I haven't been downloading newer albums, I'm really behind on what's new. I think I'd recommend Volume 1 by She & Him. I absolutely love that album and it's relatively new.

Now the meme:
1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.
gigglestheblood: (Beatles John and Paul music)
( Apr. 11th, 2008 01:41 am)
Snagged from [ profile] hermintage (One of my new friends from a music friending meme *waves at new friends* :D)

Comment with a theme, an image, a value, an idea. (For example,"vendetta") I'll compile ten to twenty tracks that I feel embody or exhibit your theme, image, values, etc. A mixtape, if you will. Then I'll post it for you all to enjoy!
gigglestheblood: (Beatles John)
( Mar. 8th, 2008 06:37 pm)
I feel super lazy today, and not in the satisfying way like yesterday's laziness. I did accomplish one important thing though, I filled out my FAFSA. My Expected Family Contribution went down $700 from last year! Woo! Here's hoping I'll get more money this year!

I figured I'd post the bands that no one guessed from yesterday's music meme. :)

Bands no one got )


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